Homeopathy treatment for Sleeplessness from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Sleeplessness…

Aconite [Acon]

Sleeplessness after midnight, with anxiety, restlessness and tossing about from arterial excitement; eyes closed, caused by fear, fright, anxiety; anxious, vivid dreams; SLEEPLESSNESS FROM A NERVOUS FEAR THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO SLEEP, or from a local irritation, especially in the intestinal tract; sleeplessness of infants and of the aged.

Agaricus [Agar]

Cannot get asleep, though very tired, on account of many ideas

crowding upon him (Acidum fluoricum); weary and drowsy by day sleepless at night, from OVERWORK AT DESK.

Agnus-castus [Agn]

Sleeplessness, wakes often as if frightened; anxious dreams, which start him from sleep and keep him awake.

Aloe [Aloe]

Sleeplessness on account of itching and burning in anus; from hepatic or intestinal troubles; cold hands and feet.

Alumina [Alum]

Lies awake from crowding of ideas or fancies, or from heaviness in his arms; restless, unrefreshing night sleep, feet too warm, starts frightened, muttering and crying, palpitations; on awaking, weak and faint, (>) by eating.

Ambra [Ambr]

Nervous and hysterical sleeplessness, after worry in business, from sexual excitement, cramps in calves at night; body cold; anxious dreams; awakens weak and languid; he cannot sleep and does not know the reason.

Anacardium [Anac]

Restless and sleepless on account of itching, cannot keep still; legs start on going to sleep; uneasiness, every other night, prevents sleep.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Sleepy, but as soon as she closes eyes, sensation as if breath would leave her body, and she awakes, gasping for breath.

Apium-grav [Ap-g]

Sleeplessness, but the LOSS OF SLEEP CAUSES NO FATIGUE.

Aranea-diad [Aran]

Persistent sleeplessness from excessive hyperaesthesia, chiefly of skin; sensation of creeping of ants all over chest, anguish and gaping.

Argentum-met [Arg-m]

Cannot fall asleep easily, and sleep is restless; as soon as she sinks into a slumber an ELECTRIC SHOCK through the whole body, or through single, limbs, interrupts sleep; palpitations, nausea; seminal emissions during dreamy sleep; fatigue and prostration of awaking.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Kept awake by fancies and images hovering before his mind, after long, wearisome, fatiguing night-watching; short sleep, awakened often by attacks of suffocation, must rise and open window; cannot sleep on account of nervousness.

Arnica [Arn]

Kept awake till 2 or 3 A.M. (Calcarea) by heat, restlessness and constant desire to change position, (>) by lying across bed, head hanging down; wavelike motions passing through brain; excruciating pains in brain and eyes, which feel as if drawn inward.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Blood degeneration, malnutrition, with nervous exhaustion, anguish, driving out of bed, changes to sofa or chair and then back to bed, cannot rest in any place, changes continually, which fatigues him (Iodium has the restlessness, but not the fatigue of Arsenicum); dyspeptic insomnia; excessive prostration with the restlessness; (<) after midnight.

Aurum-met [Aur]

Awake all night, no pain; no lassitude or sleepiness in the morning (Ap.); (<) after midnight; very wakeful from great mental activity; erotic dreams and emissions arouse him from sleep.

Baptisia [Bapt]

Restless from 3 A.M. till morning; tosses abut, cannot sleep; head and body feel scattered about bed; wandering of mind; (<) on awaking; parts rested or feel very painful, and aching all over.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Sleepy and cannot sleep, hungry and cannot eat; awakes often at night, feels too hot, soles feel bruised; inward restlessness, moaning and groaning in sleep.

Belladonna [Bell]

Sleeplessness, especially of plethoric children, from nervous excitement, from local congestion, from irritation in various parts; flushed face, headache; anguish and restlessness; starting on first falling asleep; moaning and tossing about; drowsy evenings, but no sleep follows, and feels in the morning as if he had not slept enough.

Bryonia [Bry]

Sleeplessness on account of uneasiness in the blood and anxiety; thoughts crowd one upon another; night very restless, disturbed by frequent dreams; no sleep before midnight, on account of frequent shivering sensation over one arm and foot, followed by sweat; prattling, murmuring delirium, especially of business.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Sleepless without cause or from arterial excitement and pulsation in ears and pit of stomach, with silent sadness of mind; can hardly find a place for ease, must be bolstered up to rest comfortably; worst sleep towards day.

Cadmium [Cadm]

Annoying protracted sleeplessness, when he goes to sleep he stops breathing and wakes up suffocating, and fears to go to sleep; (<) AFTER SLEEP, WHETHER IN DAYTIME OR NIGHT; sleeps mostly with open eyes.

Caladium [Calad]

He is afraid to go to sleep and does not know why, (>) after short sleep; wants to lie down in the morning again; restless sleep, with heat, is obliged to uncover, starts from slumber at slightest noise.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Cannot sleep, lies awake night after night; visions on closing eyes, restlessness, as if very busy, without accomplishing anything and feels weak; sleeplessness from overactivity of mind, the same ideas always disturb him; fidgets in arms and legs; insomnia during dentition.

Camphora [Camph]

Sleeplessness alternating with coma; afraid to go to bed, suddenly all sleep is gone, eyes open against will and awful sensations disturb him.

Cannabis-ind [Cann-i]

Insomnia of drunkards with hallucinations, often of a pleasant kind; nightmare every night as soon as he falls asleep.

Capsicum [Caps]

Sleepless from emotions, from homesickness, from cough; screaming in sleep, which is full of dreams; restless.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

RESPIRATION STOPPED ENTIRELY ON FALLING ASLEEP; insomnia, full of dreams, great uneasiness of body, awakens often after midnight from cold limbs, especially knees; bad effects from night- watching and revelling.

Causticum [Caust]

Sleepless on account of dry heat; very uneasy all nights; after a short sleep awakened by anxiety and restlessness, cannot sleep in any position, must sit up; involuntary throwing of head from

side to side until exhaustion brings on sleep; starting from sleep, as in fright; BAD EFFECTS FROM NIGHT-WATCHING.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Sleeplessness from nervousness; from local irritations, such as worms or indigestible substances in stomach and intestines; during dentition; after hepatic disease; great restlessness; moaning, starting and tossing about; talking in sleep; irritable and peevish.

China [Chin]

Restless night-sleep, with dreams, causing starting and anxiety when awaking form those dreams finds it difficult to rouse up and anxiety continues, especially when caused by drinking tea, or in slow reconvalescence from severe acute disease; waking after midnight in profuse sweat; snoring during inspiration when falling asleep, and puffing of the cheeks at each expiration.

Chininum-sulph [Chin-s]

Sleeplessness from overstimulation of the nervous system.

Chloral [Chlol]


INSOMNIA FROM OVERFATIGUE, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL; during sleep stertorous breathing, with loud snoring in any position; nightmare.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

(Macrotin). – For DRUNKARDS who are suffering from effects of stimulation and passing through the horrors of delirium tremens; for opium eaters who try to break the evil habit; for sufferers from the effects of protracted muscular strain, from toil, watching and exposure. INTENSE PROSTRATION, pain at the base of the brain, extending to nape of neck or spreading over shoulders; crushing mental depression; distressing tremulousness of whole body; great restlessness the whole night, imagines strange objects in room, under bed; cannot sleep, because she feels numb all over; after retiring, jerking commences on the side on which he is lying, must change position; children wake suddenly at night terrified and trembling, covered with cold, clammy sweat; insomnia in nervous, hysterical women, from irritation of ovaries and uterus; insomnia in puerperal mania, with destructive rage; during melancholia.

Cina [Cina]

Sleeplessness with restlessness, crying and lamentations; child will not sleep unless rocked or kept in constant motion; awakes from sleep trembling and frightened, screams and will not be pacified.

Cistus-can [Cist]

Insomnia from dryness of throat or flatulence, constantly swallows saliva, must get up; dryness (<) after sleep.

Cocculus [Cocc]

THE SLIGHTEST LOSS OF SLEEP TELLS ON HIM, even causing convulsions; as soon as she drops into a sleep, feeling as if a cobweb were let down over her whole person, causing numbness; insomnia from night-watching, from hysteric nervousness, from mental activity and overexertion of memory; constant desire to sleep, but sleep is restless, interrupted by frequent wakings, and startings, so that in the morning he is still sleepy and tired out.

Codeinum [Cod]

INABILITY TO SLEEP, YET LYING QUIETLY AND RESTFULLY AT NIGHT, full of pleasant fancies, but conscious of all surroundings and feeling refreshed in the morning; or sleep disturbed by frightful dreams; awakes unrefreshed in the morning; sleep constantly disturbed by severe night cough.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.